It has three forward gears...two for regular driving and one for going up hills etc. And the reverse of course!!!
BTW dont think of Bugs as crude, outdated etc etc. If you must really know they were way ahead of their time!!
--Airbags installed and successfully tested in a beetle (but not put in production models as the laws then did not require it) ....1969!!!!
--Tubeless tyres....mid fifties!!
--Metallic paint color choices ...mid fifties!!
--Collapsible steering column....1968
--Collapsible steering wheel.....1971
Need I go on????
A beetle is way much more than what the average person thinks!!! You just have to look under the skin!